Every year, my friends and I get together for a Thanksgiving dinner/reunion. The ladies bring all the food, and the gentlemen bring the booze. I must have made 4 laps around this table throughout the evening. Always a good time. Thank you for everything.
Later that night, Neill and I headed over to Tower Bar to check out a few bands. I had missed Art Fag Fest the night before, so it was a good chance to catch Best Coast play live at the cozy venue. The show wasn’t announced until earlier that day, so for those who couldn’t make the 5pm time slot the night before, it was a real treat. Strange Boys from Austin, TX were also in town and played a great set. This was my second time seeing them and I noticed the addition of Jenna Thornhill (Mika Miko) on sax/vocals. Click on the images to listen.
I got out of work a little late last night and I couldn’t make Art Fag Fest, but… the kind lady at the door let me squeeze in for a few minutes to make these two purchases. I even got to catch the last few minutes of the Dum Dum Girls set. Awesomeness.
I finished in 4 minutes and 1 second with 93 pairs tried. That should be relatively easy for most people to beat. If you’re game, click here to play.
There was a time when all I listened to was Zero 7 and Thievery Corporation. This particular track is one of my all time favorites. Production-wise, one of the best, ever. Mozez on vocals.
Also, for those looking for some good deals, my favorite shops in SD (Blends, 5&aDime and Willy’s Workshop) will be hosting BLACK FRIDAY sales this weekend. Swing by to get some really good deals. Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving!
I guess you can say that I like this group. Best Coast will be playing in San Diego this Friday at Art Fag Fest. Tickets are available now at presale for $15. Also on the bill are No Age, Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls, Pearl Harbor, Ganglians and Grass Widow. Should be fantastic.
Last Thursday, I headed up to Los Angeles with a couple of friends to visit Neill Orje. He’s currently one of the resident artists over at Raid Projects, located at the Brewery Art Complex. The trip became much more of an impromptu eating marathon with a few stops here and there. It had been a while since I’ve seen JR and Cecile (and anyone else!) so it was a good time catching up with them in between bites.
Keith (The Hundreds) had recently moved to the Reserve Lofts in Downtown LA, and while JR and Cecile went to watch the Bulls/Lakers game, the rest of us made a quick visit to check out Keith’s new place. The building, designed by Parkinson & Parkinson, was at one time, the Federal Reserve Bank (hence the name!). A few years ago, there were literally mountains of cash running through this very building. We actually tried breaking into the vault at the bottom floor to see if there were any stacks left. Nope, failed. On the way back home, I saw this Giant piece staring right at me under a busy underpass. Still watching in all its glory.
Its Saturday morning, why not? A new song from a new record by Kings Of Convenience. They’ve been relatively elusive with their US tour dates, but I’m pretty sure they’ll eventually make it out West in support of their new album, Declaration of Dependence. Out now.